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  • Deer Found Near Williston Tests Positive for CWD March 20, 2019
    A white-tailed deer found dead just south of Williston in late February has been confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease, according to Dr. Charlie Bahnson, wildlife veterinarian for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. “This is unfortunate news because it means CWD is much farther south than the positive deer harvested this past fall […]
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  • Changes proposed to deer hunting seasons near Cody March 18, 2019
    Cody – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing changes to 2019 deer hunting seasons in the Upper Shoshone mule deer herd (Hunt Areas 110-115) and the Clarks Fork mule deer herd (Hunt Areas 105, 106, 109). The 2019 proposals take into consideration biological data, harvest data, historical hunting season structures and diverse feedback […]
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  • Nebraska mule deer receive monitoring devices March 9, 2019
    NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – One hundred and twenty mule deer does are wearing GPS monitoring devices for the second year of a research study designed to aid in the management of mule deer populations in high- and low-density areas of Nebraska. A crew of about 15 people, consisting of graduate students, faculty, and collaborators from […]
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  • Minnesota DNR invites conversation about deer at area open houses March 9, 2019
    Ever wonder how the DNR sets deer hunting regulations? Or how you can provide input on deer management in your area? Local wildlife managers across the state are inviting the public to come to open-house meetings to ask their deer questions and learn about the state’s most popular mammal. These local, open-house-style meetings are a […]
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  • Roundup urban deer hunt considered a success March 6, 2019
    BILLINGS – The special Roundup urban deer hunt that ended Feb. 15 has succeeded in reducing vehicle collisions and complaints about aggressive animals in and around town. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks scheduled the three-month archery-only hunt on land owned by the City of Roundup (including the golf course), Musselshell County and two private parties […]
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  • GFP Commission Unanimously Passes Deer License Allocation Proposal March 2, 2019
    PIERRE, S.D. – Earlier today, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission unanimously passed the deer license allocation proposal that would allow a hunter to apply for two of the six deer seasons in the first draw. These seasons include: East River/Special Buck, West River/Special Buck, Black Hills, Muzzleloader, Refuge and Custer State […]
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  • DNR announces CWD response efforts in Crow Wing County February 25, 2019
    Following the discovery of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer in Crow Wing County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering landowner shooting permits and will be working with willing landowners to allow the U.S. Department of Agriculture to remove additional deer on their properties. The DNR is targeting a localized area to […]
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  • Chronic Wasting Disease In Kansas Deer: 2018-2019 Update February 23, 2019
    PRATT – In a continuing effort to monitor the prevalence and spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Kansas deer, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has collected and tested samples from 360 deer so far this year. Thirty-seven of those samples were confirmed positive. The targeted region for sampling deer taken […]
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  • Maryland Hunters Harvest 77,000 Deer during 2018-2019 Season February 16, 2019
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported today that deer hunters harvested 77,382 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 7, 2018, through Jan. 31, 2019. The statewide harvest included 29,699 antlered and 44,249 antlerless white-tailed deer; and 1,609 antlered and 1,825 antlerless sika deer. The harvest was 11 percent lower […]
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  • New CWD-positive deer in Crow Wing County and southeastern Minnesota February 16, 2019
    The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a wild deer in Crow Wing County. This test result marks the first time in Minnesota the fatal neurological disease has been found in a wild deer outside of the southeastern part of the state. Previous discoveries of the disease in wild deer […]
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  • GFP to Host Open Houses on Chronic Wasting Disease February 16, 2019
    PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks will host public open houses to provide information and awareness on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer and elk herds within the state. “The department is developing a draft action plan outlining the state’s approach to slowing the spread of this wildlife disease,” stated Chad […]
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  • Online applications for 2019 pronghorn, elk hunts due Tuesday February 10, 2019
    PHOENIX – Only a few days remain to apply online for 2019 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for pronghorn and elk. All online applications must be received by the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) no later than 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. To apply online, visit www.azgfd.gov and click […]
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  • Ohio Hunters Harvest more than 172,000 Deer during 2018-2019 Season February 10, 2019
    COLUMBUS, OH – Hunters checked 172,040 white-tailed deer throughout Ohio’s 2018-2019 deer season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Last year, 186,247 deer were checked during the 2017-2018 season. The ODNR Division of Wildlife remains committed to properly managing Ohio’s deer populations. The goal of Ohio’s Deer Management Program is to provide […]
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  • Herd of elk raising concern near Rexburg/Sugar City February 9, 2019
    On Feb. 4 a herd of about 100 elk wandered into a rural area between Sugar City and Rexburg. The elk have been easily sighted from both Highway 20 and Highway 33 and are a cause for concern to passing motorists. Madison County Sherriff’s office and Idaho Fish and Game are aware of the situation […]
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  • Tennessee CWD Deer Sampling Successful February 9, 2019
    NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced its initial chronic wasting disease (CWD) response efforts were successful in the Agency sampling more than 2,700 deer for the disease in the CWD Management Zone with the assistance of hunters. “Thanks to the cooperation of hunters and efforts by Agency staff, we exceeded our sampling […]
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